Sea search for missing cross-Channel ferry passenger
- 21 May 2013
- From the section Kent
Searches for a missing ferry passenger have been carried out in the English Channel overnight.
A lifeboat and helicopter were sent to the scene after Dover coastguard received an alert that a man had gone overboard on a ferry travelling from Calais to Dover just after 01:00 BST.
They were helped by a Royal Navy warship that was in the area at the time, a coastguard spokesman said.
The search was called off just before 06:00 BST, he added.
He said the passenger was last seen mid-Channel.
Kent Police have been informed.